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« on: November 19, 2017, 07:58:18 PM »
Saw this on 60 minutes.  Double checked and found the Washington Post article.  Made me wonder about blockades against the people in North Korea. 
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It's been called the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world": Nearly 80 percent of Yemen's population is food-insecure; millions are teetering on the edge of famine. The situation — described as critical for nearly two years — has grown even worse since early November, when Saudi Arabia enacted a near-complete blockade on its borders with Yemen, making it nearly impossible for anyone to import food, water and medical supplies from Saudi Arabia.

How did one of the poorest countries in the world get to that point? It's a complicated story, one that involves warring regional superpowers, terrorism, oil and an impending climate catastrophe.
But in some ways, it's also a simple one. Lots of people outside of Yemen are fighting for control and influence. And lots of the people within the country are paying the price.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/11/19/yemen-is-on-the-brink-of-a-horrible-famine-heres-how-things-got-so-bad/?utm_term=.fd1893111718
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